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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Squirm, you worm

I was reading an article in the The New York Times about how even people who voted for Bush are thinking poorly of him now, and much of the reporting was done in Columbus, Ohio. As I was reading, I was thinking, "I wonder if my friend Shirley (who lives in Columbus and seems to know everyone who lives there) knows any of the people interviewed in the article?"

Sure enough, she does:

"Part of me enjoys watching him squirm," said Shirley Tobias, 46, sitting with a colleague from Netscape at a coffee shop in Grandview, a suburb of Columbus. "But he's squirming on our behalf. We're all in this together."

It's not every day I see a friend quoted in the The New York Times. Cool beans!

(I have to say, though, that seems awfully generous, Shirley. I never for a minute thought he was squirming on my behalf; more than any other President ever, Dubya dances with who brung him, and ignores the rest. I don't need to say that he's not my President; he says it himself by how he conducts himself in office. And the chickens that are coming home to roost right now, whether on Iraq, Valerie Wilson, and now the Abramoff/Delay bribery racket, all stem directly from his acting like President of only some of the people. But I guess it wouldn't be politic to admit feeling that way to a reporter from the The New York Times....)

Posted at 12:33 AM

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Very strange. I was reading that exact article immediately before I came to your website and read this posting.

Posted by lilbro at 8:46 AM, November 26, 2005 [Link]

ack!!! the reporter told me the story was to run on wednesday, and so i was thinking that maybe they abandoned it. she had me talking for what seemed like quite awhile...i'm not sure if that's the quote i would have wanted her to pull out, but it's not every day i get quoted in the times, so i won't complain too loudly. thanks for the heads up, ralph!

Posted by shirley at 11:06 AM, November 26, 2005 [Link]

I too read that very article before your mention and enjoyed it thoroughly. Also thought that Shirley's quote stood out and can relate to it -- but I also appreciate that the chickens are coming home to roost, and they apparently have the flu.

Posted by Mamacita at 9:55 AM, November 28, 2005 [Link]

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